Culdrose Youth Soccer Finishes on a Real High from Real Madrid
Friday saw the culmination of the week long Real Madrid soccer camp at RNAS Culdrose. Coaches from the Spanish giants ran the 5 day camp for local youngsters from Culdrose Youth FC and other local clubs. The players received intense skills coaching including how Real Madrid play football, how to mentally approach the game, and the importance of a healthy diet.
Head coach Alex Ferro said, ‘the standard of football and behaviour were very high. We wish that we could have this kind of response and reception everywhere we work.’ All participants received a certificate and score card detailing how they performed. He also said that everyone progressed and showed a really strong attitude to soccer and their training.
The training staff said that it is was very difficult to highlight individual players but three shone for different reasons:
Alexandra Husson was presented with ‘the player of the week’ award. This is for the footballer who shows the best team spirit and most positive attitude to training. Alex Ferro said, ‘Alexandra was always willing to help, get stuck in and always tried her best’.
Aiden Jolliffe of the Culdrose Tigers under 15 team and Rosie Shipp of the Culdrose Lynx under 14 team received top player awards. This means that they have played particularly well, shown great potential and approached their training with a very positive attitude. Real Madrid coaches have asked them to attend further trials either in the UK or elsewhere in Western Europe. We wish them all the very best.
Culdrose Youth Chairman, Andrew ‘Scooby’ Plenty was delighted with the week’s training. He said, ‘the camp has gone fantastically well, the kids have really enjoyed themselves and been enthused since day one. ‘ He also said that the Real Madrid coaches got a lot out of the camp and would definitely be interested in returning next year.